We've still not seen Matteo Darmian holding a Manchester United shirt and forcing a smile in front of a wall of sponsors' logos, but we have at least moved a step closer to official confirmation of his imminent move from Torino.
In a press conference today, ostensibly organised to demonstrate to the assembled press that Memphis Depay is a real life walking talking person, United manager Louis van Gaal confirmed that Darmian will soon have his medical at
Carrington. Apologies, the AON Training Complex.
Louis van Gaal confirms #mufc are pursuing the signing of Matteo Darmian from Torino.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2015
Fortunately Darmian's injury record is pretty good -- he's played over 30 league games in each of the last four seasons -- so no problems are anticipated with his medical. With any luck, it won't be long before he's finally confirmed as United's second signing of the summer.